Monday, December 22, 2014

ssink - merry monday

It's Merry Monday today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration! I haven't had much time lately to be creating in my stamping studio (right now it's a major mess...surprise, surprise), but after the holidays I hope to jump back into it! Gotta get through Christmas first!

But I do want to share with you some cute tags my daughter made for a class project at the beginning of December. The 3rd graders at her school all were part of a "community-building" class project where they each were responsible for making something to sell. We went back and forth on what to make and I HIGHLY encouraged her to take advantage of my stamping studio. She stamped all of the tags on her own, but I tied the ribbon for her. We used the Scalloped Edge Topper Punch to make it easy-peasy for her to make 18 tags in a jif!

For the first 6 tags she used the White Christmas stamp set and the "to/from" is from the Festival of Trees stamp set. She colored in the snowman's scarf and hat and used Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to add a little sparkle to the snow.

Here's my girl...proud of her hard work!
She also created some mini post it note "books"...those were the hot items!

Come on over to SSINK and see what some of the other designers have created.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ssink - Christmas fun!

Merry Christmas stamping friends! Can you believe we're just 2 weeks away from Christmas?! Say it ain't so!! ;) Are you done with everything on your list yet? We have had a super busy 10 days to start out December (but I am pretty sure I remember saying last year I didn't want to be so busy...ha!) So, with all the busy-ness that means not a lot of stamping. SAD!! I'm sure once January comes around I'll be back in business with lots of fun things to share as coming soon is the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration!

But, today I do have a little something to share with you! It's the SSINK monthly blog hop and for our hop today it's ANYTHING CHRISTMAS! Thankfully I haven't shared the few Christmas projects I have had the time to work on, so yay ~ now is the PERFECT time!

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 8 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Tonya at Stamp with Tonya. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

First up is a card I created for last month's card making night. I was inspired by something that caught my eye in the Holiday Catalog.

Because I was using this card at an event, I had to make things a little simpler so my supplies would stretch a little further...we had 22 stampers last month! Woo hoo ~ that's what I love to see! Love that cute star paperclip on the original design, but didn't have enough of those for all my guests!

Stamp Sets
Festival of Trees
Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Trim the Tree DSP Stack
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Frosted Sequins, Linen Thread
Bitty Star Punch, Paper Snips

Another little project I have to share with you today is not one I came up with on my own. I found this cute Santa Fry Box on Pinterest and fell in love! I hadn't used the Fry Box Die yet, so I knew this was the perfect project to break it in. I created these for a 3D Christmas-themed swap at my last team meeting. Aren't they just so cute? The white part on the front uses the Labels Framelits Die and the belt buckle is punched out of Silver Glimmer with the Petite Label Punch.

Add a little baggie of White Chocolate Peppermint M & M's and tie a bow! 
Such a cute little gift to give to someone. for hopping along for some Christmas fun. Next up is Kim! Head on over to see what she has to share with us!

Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  2. Jennifer at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  3. Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
  4. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  5. Darcy at Dj's Stampin' Place
  6. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  7. Donna at Organized Chaos
  8. Tonya at Stamp with Tonya
  9. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

under the tree tag a bag or a box!

I had a fun time creating  tags using the Under the Tree Tag a Bag Accessory Kit! For only $7.95 you get 10 large base tags, 10 builder tags, 10 mini clothespins, 1 spool of baker's twine, Dimensionals, and 5 self-adhesive strips. I had plenty of leftover twine for future projects, too! The coordinating colors for this kit are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Pistachio Pudding, and Early Espresso.

Here is what the kit looks like when you take it all out of the package. Look at all of that fun stuff just waiting to be played with!

Grab some of your favorite Christmas stamps, punches, and paper and you're on your way to creating a set of beautiful tags! 

And Stampin' Up! sells some awesome packaging, too...

I dressed the bags and boxes up a bit and attached more fun tags I created.

Interested in seeing up close pictures of each item, as well as what products I used? Come on over to the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog today where I am giving the complete run down on all of these tags, bags, and boxes!! Would love to have you stop by!

Monday, December 1, 2014

ssink - december color challenge

Happy Monday Stampers!

We have a fun color combo for you today over at the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog. Aren't these colors great together? This combination reminds me of a classic and elegant Christmas card so that is exactly what I tried to pull off with my creation today. We'd love for you to join us in creating something using this color combo and then link back up with us at the SSINK blog!

I stamped the greeting on vellum which made a pretty effect as you can see the stars through the vellum. I added Cherry Cobbler bitty stars in the middle of the stamped star images to give an extra pop of color. The classic black strips on the two sides was just the right amount of black this card needed.

Stamp Sets
Bright & Beautiful
Black Memento Ink, Lost Lagoon
Whisper White, Vellum, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Lost Lagoon
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestones, 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
Bitty Star Punch, Dotted Ribbon Scalloped Edge Punch

Come on by to join us in linking up with the SSINK December Color Challenge!!
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